|Technologists, the (2012) [Novel]|
by Matthew Pearl
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(From the publisher):
Boston, 1868: On a fog-shrouded, moonless spring night in Boston Harbor, seven ships-schooners, pleasure steamers, and steamships-mysteriously crash in a massive, firey wreck. The devistation is later complicated by the discovery that every compass recovered from the wreckage had spun wildly as the ships veered inexplicably off course. In an attempt to solve the mystery, investigators visit the newly founded Massachusetts Institute of Technoloty, whose fifteen-member inaugral class is about to graduate. As the harbor disaster is followed by further strange calamities stiking the city, Marcus Mansfield and his fellow classmates including Ellen Swallow, the sole female student at MIT-will find themselves in position of being the only people qualified to save the city and its inhabitants from what seems to be the work of a madman.
Original title: The Technologists
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense